Xiaomi is organising an event in Delhi on March 31, for which it has sent invitations to various media organisations. The invitation, see the picture below, reads ‘Everything you imagined, and more’ and has the number 5, clearly hinting at Mi 5’s launch.
Note that the Mi 5 was launched in China earlier this month in three versions one with 3GB LPDD4 RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage RMB 1999 (approximately Rs 20,000); another with 3GB LPDD4 RAM and 64GB storage for CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs 24,000) while an exclusive edition has 4GB LPDD4 RAM and 128GB storage that has price tag of CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs 31,500). However, only the first two versions are expected to be launched in India for the time being.
The Xiaomi Mi 5, which comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, has Adreno 530 graphics processor, dual SIM, a Fingerprint scanner and Android Marshmallow operating system. It has a 5.15 inch display that has full HD resolution. The phone has a 16 megapixel rear camera that has Sony IMX298 sensor, 6P lens, phase detection auto focus feature, LED flash light support, optical image stabilisation and sapphire glass protection for lens. The rear camera can record 4K videos. For selfies, the Mi 5 offers a 4 megapixel front camera.
The Xiaomi Mi 5, which measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weighs 129 grams, has a 3000 mAh battery and it comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. It has a USB Type C port too. Other than that the Mi 5 offers WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 has UFS 2.0 storage which is said to offer 87 per cent faster read write speed than eMMC 5.0 storage which is found in other smartphones. The Mi 5 comes with 4G+ (CAT 12 LTE modem) technology that can offer up to 600 Mbps speed. It also supports VoLTE.